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Wed 14-Mar-12
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Ruthdigs
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I thought that as I like to post links etc on here for when there's a free seeds or P&P etc offer I'd start a thread devoted to it.  I don't think it already exists elsewhere??....  spork runaway  lol

So - 1st post - you can get a free houseplant care book from the flower council of Holland by going here and answering a whole 3 questions!  It's a quirky little book - mixture of 'your new love' slight 'cuteness' mixed in with some interesting info, sound advice and nice design.  (Or nice design imo anyway.)  Took a couple of weeks for my copy to come.  They have 500 a day to give away.star

Wed 14-Mar-12
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A fine idea Ruth, thanks for starting it.  I'm sure you've done it before but has got lost in the mists of time.

I'll try that again!

Thu 15-Mar-12
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Thanks Ruth.

Did it for Fiona just now.

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Thu 15-Mar-12
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Great idea, Ruth ok

learning to love veg…..except celery :-O

Thu 15-Mar-12
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Did it too, my plant came up as Peter plant which is OH's name! Bizarre or what!

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Fri 23-Mar-12
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Not quite a freebie but I never realised that Tesco refund you twice of value of double-scanned items. F bought a £10 Thornton's Easter egg today for her mum, along with other choclatey Easter treats - we are going to her sis for that day.

The bill came to well over what I expected, so I checked it immediately. Those chocolate treats were damned expensive! But the egg had been scanned twice.

A free egg and £10 back. Result ok

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Fri 23-Mar-12
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Ooh, I didn't know they did that either.  something to bear in mind.

I'll try that again!

Sat 24-Mar-12
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The only thing that worries me about that is what the beeper might have to incur as a penalty - the supermarkets, some of them, can be rather uncomfortable places to work in.

Having said that, the barcode scanners are a great deal more cooperative these days - they have to be since they have them installed for the customers to use themselves!

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Sun 1-Apr-12
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There is an interesting ad running on Fiona's blog today.

Free products to try out as part of research.

I could post the link here " and I will do so eventually " but F gets a few pennies if you click through from her article. See the word offers is underlined in this post.

 

Edit: anyway, this is the link before I forget it. doh

http://circle.supersavvyme.co.uk/en/

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Thu 19-Apr-12
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Ruth - Fiona's book arrived last week. It's very well written indeed and would almost get me out into the garden with my trusty spade. laugh

Thanks for the tip. welldone

 

This thread surely must give a mention to Freecycle. I am subscribed to our local Newmarket branch. It's not as busy as, for example, the Cambridge branch, so I don't get a flood of emails. Maybe five a day on average and it only takes a second to read the email subject and delete it if I am not interested.

Last year we picked up a lovely Roberts short wave radio. Today I booked an unused Prestige pressure cooker, which the kind lady will deliver on Tue when she is passing this way. Fiona may use it to experiment with the American hot bath preserving techniques. I want to cook with it (Bob, you have converted me!).

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Thu 19-Apr-12
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I got my book from Holland as well- funnny but practical.

 Are we having fun yet? I am!

Thu 19-Apr-12
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Mine arrived too but did a detour to England first, the post code must have really thrown them. Have yet to read it.

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Fri 20-Apr-12
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Glad the books arrived.  They're sweet but with some decent info I thought.

One for the cat owners: a free sample of Purina one adult cat crunchies.  Sign up/in here - I've had this before and they do tend to arrive which not all these things do!

For the ladies (well, and the guys too I guess. big_laugh) - take any empty face moisturiser container into an 'Origins' stockist tomorrow only (21.04.12) and you'll get a free 50ml size of extremely expensive face slap!  ok  As I have to head into town tomorrow for an eye check up think I'll do this in passing.  The page is here and there's a drop down to see all the towns they have counters in.

For those of us on FB between 11am and 2pm today Cravendale have 5000 vouchers to give away for 1lt of their milk.  I assume it's the type of voucher you then need to print out from your email and take to your nearest stockist.  Their page is here, I guess once it hits 11am they'll have a link up to register.

 

Good luck!  cool

Sat 21-Apr-12
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The National Trust are offering free entry to 200+ of their properties this weekend April 21 & 22. You have to download a voucher from the site.

Other decent offers available too.

National Trust offers

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Sat 21-Apr-12
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I couldn't find the information Danny by using just that link. You have to click the Get Invoved Section at the top of the page then click on Offers.

 

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